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Permits are issued by Alberta Transportation to ensure the safety of:

  • motorists travelling the provincial highway
  • workers
  • event attendees or filming participants

Applying for a permit also ensures you are aware of any scheduled construction or maintenance work during your event or filming.

You cannot film on or hold an event by a provincial highway before a permit has been issued to you by Alberta Transportation.

Permits are subject to the:

How to apply

Alberta Transportation will not process:

  • incomplete applications
  • special event applications received less than 30 business days before the event
  • filming applications received less than 10 business days before filming

Step 1. Contact the area’s Alberta Transportation District Office

Ask the district office contact if your event or commercial filming requires a permit.

Step 2. Complete the application form

Ensure you:

  • print your responses
  • provide all of the information requested
  • include as much detail as possible

Step 3. Submit the form to Alberta Transportation

Submit the completed form to the appropriate Alberta Transportation District Office:

  • by email (in PDF format)
  • by fax
  • by mail
  • in person

If your permit is approved, Alberta Transportation assumes no responsibility for whatever may occur during or as a result of the event.


For more information about highway development and permits:

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